A relocation or recruitment incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. The Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service Chief is responsible for the overall operation of the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service, whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality care to our Veterans in the area of Geriatrics. The Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Chief oversees all administrative aspects of Geriatrics and Extended Care Service, to include but not limited to budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available resources. The incumbent ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is responsible for appropriate use of available resources as well as for inspiring, motivating, and guiding Geriatrics and Extended Care Service staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the Service. The incumbent collaborates with other Service Chiefs and program managers in fulfilling their responsibilities. The Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Chief will also function as a provider in their specialty. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall medical care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in their specialty to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient/ambulatory basic setting at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System. He/she ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborates with referring providers. The Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Chief accomplishes the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general. Services provided are subject to scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. The Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Chief is to be a physician, board certified or board eligible in their specialty, having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support is required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is recommended. Other duties as assigned Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays). Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be checked weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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